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The Wizard of Oz Book Sculpture

Helen Baker’s book sculpture shows a literary journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Follow Dorothy page by page in this work displayed at the Bath Central Library in the UK during July. Link -via Lustik

The Wizard of Oz Dress Sold at Auction for $480,000

If you’d love to get your hands on Judy Garland’s blue and white gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like an auction house: the iconic [...]

You’re Never Too Old for Halloween

When a picture of a 91-year-old man in a Halloween costume went viral this week, I was asked if other senior citizens dressed up in Halloween costumes. Of course they do, and why are you asking me, anyway? Redditor Kristin_Ols23 posted this photograph of her 91-year-old grandfather. His costume for this Halloween is the Mayor of [...]

Toto, The Wizard of Oz Dog (1932-1945)

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Contrary to popular belief, the little black Cairn terrier who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was not named Toto. That is, until The Wizard of Oz became so popular that almost everyone forgot what her original [...]

Gir Has Something To Ask You

If you like Invader Zim, then you’ll immediately recognize the adorable Gir above. Even if you have no idea what that is though, you should still be able appreciate how sweet it was for Dorothy’s boyfriend to build a replica of her favorite robot in order to propose in style. Link

No Globe

The Dorothy art collective designed this snow globe that features a coal-fired power plant. When shaken, black pollution floats around instead of pristine white snowflakes. The single greatest threat to the climate comes from burning coal but despite this a whole new fleet of dirty coal-fired power stations are on the verge of being built in [...]

Manhattan’s Modest Art Collectors

Herb and Dorothy Vogel of New York City are not rich, but they have an amazing collection of art. Herb retired after years of sorting mail at the Manhattan Post Office. Dorothy was a librarian. They lived simply and spent all the extra money they could come up with on artworks, for their entire married [...]

Wicked Witch of the East Cupcake

This simple but clever cupcake made me giggle. Kelly’s overturned cupcake crushed the Wicked Witch of the East, just as Dorothy’s house did in The Wizard of Oz. Link -via Super Punch | Baker’s Website

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads

The Wizard of Oz Potatoheads | $59.95 Mr. Potatohead comes in a Wizard of Oz flavor! This Mr. Potatohead Wizard of Oz set comes with four 5″ tall Mr. Potatohead figures dressed as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. And they’re available now from the NeatoShop! If you’re a real Wizard of [...]

11 Famous People Who Started as Lowly TV Writers

Becoming a comedic icon doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work. In some cases, this means paying your dues as the low-level member of a sitcom writing staff – a rite of passage for many successful comics, actors and directors. Here are 11 notable examples. 1. Norm Macdonald: Roseanne The deadpan comic [...]